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Fodera’s Manufacturing Versatility on Show at Generator Britomart Place

Fodera’s manufacturing capability across a range of materials was integral to the design of bars at Generator Britomart Place featuring solid brass, Corian solid surface and back-lit acrylic.

Design Seamless Kitchens with PITT Gas Burners

PITT Gas Burners can be installed on a range of countertop materials for a seamless look, and can even be placed further apart than standard burners. 

April 2019 feature

Digital Tools

Digital design tools created to simplify specification and design.

View Tiles In-Situ with NZ's First Custom-Designed Tile Visualiser

Designed and developed by the Tile Warehouse for New Zealanders, The Visualiser enables designers to take photos of projects to test the look of different tiles in-situ. 

Create Impressive Trusses with the XPO Truss Design Tool

Create Impressive Trusses with the XPO Truss Design Tool

Combine industry-leading engineering with aesthetic design to create architectural drama that enriches any space. 

Dimond Roofing: Getting the Edge Online

Dimond Roofing: Getting the Edge Online

Dimond Roofing has a range of online tools to help designers source accurate information easily and quickly.

Design Your Fire Web App Gives Users Design Control

Design Your Fire Web App Gives Users Design Control

Escea’s Design your Fire web app gives users the chance to try out a wide range of fireplace ideas and swap design elements to visualise different looks.

Futurewood and Exeloo: Making Public Toilets Look Beautiful

Futurewood batten cladding in Walnut was chosen for public toilets in Franz Joseph to create a rustic, geometric design that is sympathetic to the region's natural beauty.

Introducing the New GIB Weatherline Rigid Air Barrier System

Backed by a BRANZ appraisal, GIB Weatherline is a new high-performance glass faced rigid air barrier.

Illuminated HI-MACS Surfaces Enhance Vision Studio

A bespoke seamless shelving solution was created for Vision Studio’s new fit-out, using translucent HI-MACS and LED strip lighting.

Finalists Announced for 33rd Dulux Colour Awards

Finalists for the Dulux Colour Awards have been announced following a record-breaking 435 entries from New Zealand and Australian design professionals.

Transform Kitchen and Dining Areas with ATIM Transformables

APT introduces five innovative products from ATIM to the New Zealand market, providing solutions for maximising space in both residential and commercial applications. 

Uninterrupted Views with Fully Frameless Glass Balustrade

What to do if a client insists on a frameless glass balustrade — with no top rail? Give them what they want.

Is it Time to Start Thinking About Sustainable Suburbs?

It is coming to be accepted that there is a personal and, to a lesser extent, a national benefit in having energy generation and water collection within the family home, but the conversation has not yet extended to applying this thinking to a co-operative community setting.

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21 March 2019

SIP Panel House Protected with ADHERO Self Adhesive Wrap

Pro Clima Adhero watertight peel and stick underlay allows construction moisture to pass through as vapour, and can be left exposed for up to 6 months while cladding is installed. 

Reduce Hot Water Costs in Commercial Buildings with Apricus

The environmental impact of commercial buildings can be significantly improved by installing an Apricus solar hot water system, with cost-savings providing an additional benefit. 

Curved Glass Ensures Premium Views of Ferraris on Display

Glasshape’s signature TemperShield bent and flat laminated low iron glass provides an unobstructed view of cars in the state-of-the-art Ferrari showroom in Auckland.

Innovative Design Key for Collaboration and Learning

Innovative Design Key for Collaboration and Learning

Jacobsen contributed a range of different carpet tiles for a flexible primary school design by ASC Architects which was adapted to suit three unique schools. 

Matt Black Anti-Fingerprint Cubicles Create Sleek Look

Matt Black Anti-Fingerprint Cubicles Create Sleek Look

KerMac Industries installed matt black cubicles with anti-fingerprint technology at the revamped Auckland Fish Market, providing a high-end look with an easy-clean finish. 

Cosentino Surfaces Chosen for Neale Whitaker's Country Style Home

Cosentino Surfaces Chosen for Neale Whitaker's Country Style Home

Silestone was perfect for kitchen and laundry benchtops, while Dekton was chosen to protect floors beneath a suspended wood-burning fireplace. 

Blum Products Can Now Be Specified in Masterspec

Blum Products Can Now Be Specified in Masterspec

Create more detailed and accurate specification documents using the industry-leading tool

Dealing with Vertical Actions: Partitions

Dealing with Vertical Actions: Partitions

The Vertibrace is a partition wall bracket designed to prevent interior glazing from popping out of the aluminium pockets during a seismic event and support safe egress. 

Healthy Schools Air Quality Project Milestone

Healthy Schools Air Quality Project Milestone

The latest phase of the ‘Healthy Schools’ project being run by Massey University has come to a conclusion.

Nuralite Launches Outright Continuous Insulation

Nuralite Launches Outright Continuous Insulation

Enertherm PIR Insulation Boards are a high-performance insulation option for the entire building structure.

Techlam Uses BIM for 100% Accuracy

Techlam Uses BIM for 100% Accuracy

Techlam uses Revit to ensure their models and drawings are 100% accurate, 100% of the time.

Be Totally on Trend with Décortech’s New Ultimatte Finish

Be Totally on Trend with Décortech’s New Ultimatte Finish

Décortech is excited to launch their newest finish — Ultimatte.

How to Create a Tretford Custom Rug with Heritage Carpets

How to Create a Tretford Custom Rug with Heritage Carpets

Beautifully designed custom rugs couldn’t be simpler.

Genesis Energy Project Uses Multiple APL Systems

Genesis Energy Project Uses Multiple APL Systems

A full range of APL commercial window systems was used in the prize-winning new Genesis Energy head office in Hamilton supplied by FIRST brand manufacturer Origin Windows.

Solatube Daylighting Design Calculator Provides Data for Council

Solatube Daylighting Design Calculator Provides Data for Council

Unique to Solatube and Hometech, the Solatube Design Calculator is a daylighting tool designed to help designers evaluate Solatube daylighting solutions faster and more accurately than ever before.

Mansion Brick Provides Cost-Effective Alternative to Stone Block

Mansion Brick Provides Cost-Effective Alternative to Stone Block

New from Premier Group, Mansion Brick is a 524 x 270mm brick with a slim 70mm depth to provide a lighter weight option for creating a stone block aesthetic. 

Simplify Structural Timber Specification with I-Built HD7 Software

Simplify Structural Timber Specification with I-Built HD7 Software

IBuilt’s Hyne Design 7.5 (HD7) delivers innovative design procedures, a powerful graphical interface and the ability to command complex load functions.

DesignTech: Gerard's Advanced Roof Specification Suite

DesignTech: Gerard's Advanced Roof Specification Suite

It’s easier than ever to specify pressed steel roofing with confidence thanks to Gerard Roofs’ latest digital offerings.

Save Time with ARDEX's Online Architectural Hub

Save Time with ARDEX's Online Architectural Hub

ARDEX has created an online Architectural Hub, with easy-to-use tools and downloads to save designers time while helping them create quality specifications.

Finding Interior Style Gets Easier with PDL’s Interactive Tool

Finding Interior Style Gets Easier with PDL’s Interactive Tool

Help clients visualise their interior dreams by putting together room ideas with a wide range of PDL light switches and matching Resene wall paint colours.

Deck Specification Made Easy with Outdure Design Tools

Deck Specification Made Easy with Outdure Design Tools

Outdure's digital tools ensure the fast and accurate specification and pricing of materials and systems for creating deck, tile or turf spaces.

Louvretec's Digital Tools Simplify Louvre Specification

Louvretec's Digital Tools Simplify Louvre Specification

The goal of Louvretec's design and marketing teams has always been to delight, inspire and provide architects with all the product and technical information they need for specification. 

Explore Tile Designs with Tile Depot's 3D Tile Visualiser

Explore Tile Designs with Tile Depot's 3D Tile Visualiser

The Tile Depot's 3D tile visualiser enables designers to play around with floor and wall tile combinations and move through the space — with a 360° view of each room. 

Benefits of Specifying Studco Building Systems

Benefits of Specifying Studco Building Systems

Five reasons to choose Studco Building Systems — innovation, quality, systems conformance, solutions-based engineering and a trusted warranty.

Show Home Arson Attack Proves Fire Performance

Show Home Arson Attack Proves Fire Performance

When arsonists attacked a Golden Homes show home in Drury, south of Auckland, the structure's Gerard pressed steel roof received the ultimate test.

Design Tools to Help Designers Choose Resene Paints and Colours

Design Tools to Help Designers Choose Resene Paints and Colours

Resene has a wide range of digital tools to help designers choose colours and paints with confidence.

Build a Ceiling Panel in Under Three Minutes

Build a Ceiling Panel in Under Three Minutes

Asona is excited to introduce Sonaris, a powerful new design tool for suspended ceilings which enables designers to build a unique panel, order a sample and download a specification. 

Maximise Storage in the Bathroom with Hettich

Maximise Storage in the Bathroom with Hettich

Make efficient use of even the smallest bathroom spaces with organised and accessible cabinet interiors.

Inspiring Colour Creativity with Dulux BIM Solutions

Inspiring Colour Creativity with Dulux BIM Solutions

Dulux BIM solutions provide easy-to-use BIM content and add-ins so designers can add Dulux colours to Revit and ArchiCAD projects quickly and simply.

Futurebuild LVL Software Solutions

Futurebuild LVL Software Solutions

The design and specification of both sawn timber and LVL products can be optimised using the free software solutions available from Futurebuild LVL.

Potters Products Featured in New Five Star Green Building

Potters Products Featured in New Five Star Green Building

Potter Interior Systems proudly supplied a range of quality products and proven solutions to the new Mercury Energy 5 star green building at 33 Broadway, Newmarket.

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